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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance Coleman, 1905-2002  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Subject:
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Simper, Fred  Search this
McDermott, John Francis  Search this
Speck, Walter  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M.  Search this
Castano, Giovanni  Search this
Soria, Regina  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor)  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall)  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon  Search this
Morse, John D.  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon)  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas)  Search this
Oliver, Andrew  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur)  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman  Search this
Heil, Walter  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Moser, Liselotte  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill)  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Mast, Gerald  Search this
Krentzin, Earl  Search this
Groce, George C.  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach)  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks)  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Romanticism  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10104
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212990
AAA_collcode_richedga
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212990
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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson, 1903-2003  Search this
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson, 1800-1889  Search this
Heil, Walter, 1890-1973  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas), 1913-  Search this
Krentzin, Earl, 1929-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979  Search this
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mast, Gerald, 1908-1971  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander, 1901-  Search this
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Moser, Liselotte, 1906-1983  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Oliver, Andrew, 1906-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall), 1873-1957  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Simper, Fred, 1914-  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Soria, Regina, 1911-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Speck, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
28.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1814-1996
bulk 1921-1996
Summary:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.

Biographical materials include certificates, awards, and honorary degrees, membership information, personal and family photographs, a few sketches, and a transcript of an oral history Interview with E.P. Richardson conducted by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982.

There are acquisitions files for the Richardsons' personal art collection that invoices, photographs, correspondence with galleries and collectors, appraisals, price lists, and artwork examination forms.

Correspondence is with colleagues, art dealers, collectors, museums and museum curators, foreign scholars, organizations, galleries, artists, art historians and critics, publishers, editors, librarians, friends, and family. Topics regard purchasing art for various collections, consultations about art and collecting including authentications and attributions, publishing, general art history, lectures, and personal matters, among other topics. There is correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Castano Galleries, Lawrence Fleischman, James Thomas Flexner, Alfred V. Frankenstein, George Croce, Walter Heil, Earl Krentzin, Wilmarth Lewis, Russel Lynes, John Francis McDermott, Philadelphia Museum of Art, J. Hall Pleasants, Anna Rutledge, Charles Sellers, Smithsonian Institution, Regina Soria, Victor Spark, William Stevens, Robert Vose, William Woolfenden, and many others. Scattered correspondence with artists is with Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouche, William Bostick, Eve Garrison, Edward Hopper, Irene Jungwirth, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hughie Lee-Smith, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Mast, Georgia O'Keefe, Charles Sheeler, Walt Speck, and John Wedda, among many others. The greatest extent of correspondence is with Andrew Wyeth, Harold Cohn, and Frederick Simper. There is also personal correspondence with family and friends, and between E.P. and Constance Richardson.

E.P. Richardson's prominence as an art historian, writer, and expert on collecting is well documented through his prolific writings. Materials include drafts, notes, typescripts, and outlines for articles, exhibition catalog essays, and lectures. Also found are research files and publishing documentation for Richardson's books, including Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America (1948), Painting in America (1956), Charles Willson Peale and his World (1983), and American Romantic Painting (1944). There are also miscellaneous notes and four diaries. Two of the diaries comment on the social and cultural life of Detroit; the authenticity of paintings; Richardson's reflections on contemporary American painting, thoughts about museums, dealers, artists, and art historians (especially Wilhelm R. Valentiner); and travel.

Notebooks compiled by Richardson on a wide variety art-related topics cover nearly six decades. There are also numerous research files organized Richardson about individual artists and art history. And, the art collector files contain reference materials about art collectors and their collections including Lamont du Pont Copeland, Michael W. Freeman, Nelson Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen, and the Marquis de Somerlous. There are three index card file boxes containing bibliographic data on published books and articles.

Professional and committee files document Richardson's professional and consulting work for the Art Quarterly, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the John D. Rockefeller III collection, Winterthur Museum, the White House, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Constance C. Richardson's papers include business and professional correspondence with various institutions, most extensively with the Macbeth Gallery. In addition, there is a smaller amount of personal correspondence, photographs and slides of her artworks, printed materials, two illustrated notebooks on her work, and miscellaneous notes. Also included is Constance's artist palette.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, museum director, and writer E. P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson (1902-1985) served as director of the Detroit Institute of Arts (1945-1962) and Winterthur Museum (1963-1966). He was also a board member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1966-1977 and, in 1954, co-founded the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

E. P. Richardson was born in 1902 in Glens Falls, New York and died in Philadelphia in 1985. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1925 and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for the three years following graduation. In 1930 he became educational secretary at the Detroit Institute of Arts, was quickly named assistant director in 1933, and served as director from 1945 to 1962. He left Detroit to take the position of director of the Winterthur Museum, where he remained until 1966. Richardson married Constance Coleman in 1931. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1905, Constance Coleman Richardson was an award-winning and widely exhibited realist style painter of American landscapes. She gave up painting in the 1960s and died in 2002.

While at the Detroit Institute of Arts, E. P. Richardson co-founded the Archives of American Art with Lawrence Fleischman, and served as the Archives' first director. Richardson was also art advisor to John D. Rockefeller III for over ten years, editor of Art Quarterly from 1938 to 1967, and a member of various boards, including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Arts Commission, and the National Portrait Gallery. He authored numerous books including ones on artists Washington Allston and Charles Willson Peale, and The Way of Western Art: American Romantic Painting (1939), Painting in America: The Story of Four Hundred and Fifty Years (1956), A Short History of Painting in America (1963), and American Art, an Exhibition of the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, 3d (1976).
Related Materials:
Related collections among the holdings of the Archives of American Art include an interview with E.P. Richardson dated February 6, 1978 conducted by Linda Downs; and several miscellaneous manuscripts that include an E.P. Richardson Letter to Rockwell Kent, June 15 1959; E.P. Richardson letters to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman, May 13, 1962 and August 22 1954; and a Yasuo Kunioshi letter to E.P. Richardson, July 25 1948.

Additional E.P. Richardson papers are found at the Detroit Institute of Arts and in the archives of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D46) including E.P. Richardson's research material on Jeremiah P. Hardy. These materials are housed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Edith Wilkinson first donated a letter to E. P. Richardson from herself in 1957. E.P. Richardson donated papers to the Archives of American Art in 1958 and 1960 and lent materials for microfilming in 1961. Addition material was donated by Constance Richardson in 1985, and by Martha Fleischman in 2003.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Authors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Art historians -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Romanticism  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Citation:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richedga
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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-richedga
Online Media:

NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine, 1969-1972

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Elliott, Stanley B.  Search this
Guilbeau, Honore (Honore Cooke)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Synchroma  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210393
AAA_collcode_naticoll
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210393

Five paintings from Th. Nast's grand caricaturama. Introd. and commentary by Lloyd Goodrich

Author:
Nast, Thomas 1840-1902  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd 1897-1987  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon  Search this
Subject:
Nast, Thomas 1840-1902  Search this
Physical description:
14 p. illus. (5 fold. col.) 20 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
1970]
Call number:
N40.1.N26 G6
NC1429.N3 G6X
N40.1.N26G6
NC1429.N3G6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4633

Guide to the records of the Office of the director, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1892-1975, and undated / by William R. Massa, Jr. and Tammy L. Peters

Author:
Massa, William R  Search this
Peters, Tammy L  Search this
Smithsonian Archives  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Archives  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Archives
Catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N857 .M39 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510940

Prints and personalities : the American theater's first hundred years : May 4--September 9, 1979 / National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
19th century
Topic:
Entertainers--Portraits--Exhibitions  Search this
Theater--History  Search this
Prints  Search this
Call number:
PN2285 .S55 1979X
PN2285.S55 1979X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_123049

Agency history record. 1961-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
Rand, Harry  Search this
Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-  Search this
Truettner, William H  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme 1896-1986  Search this
Wunder, Richard P  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Flint, Janet A  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Contemporary Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Contemporary Art  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1961
1961-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00154
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217813

Agency history, 1965-1981

Creator:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Program Support  Search this
Subject:
Cogswell, Margaret  Search this
Bingham, Lois A  Search this
Dunn, William M  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
United States Department of State  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) International Art Program  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions Abroad  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1965
1965-1981
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
International relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00163
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221214

Agency history, 1964-1989

Creator:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Subject:
Bolton-Smith, Robin  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
Truettner, William H  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Contemporary Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1964
1964-1989
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00151
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221199

Agency history, 1974-1984

Creator:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme 1896-1986  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Contemporary Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1974
1974-1984
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00152
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221201

Agency history, 1968-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Print and Electronic Publications  Search this
Subject:
Winch, Terence  Search this
Brown, Gaye L  Search this
Clark, Carroll S  Search this
Dietz, Steven  Search this
Rhoades, Georgia M  Search this
Slowik, Theresa J  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Publications and New Media Initiatives  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Publications  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Publications and Electronic Publications  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Publication Editor  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1968
1968-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Editors  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00160
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221211

Publications, 1922-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Print and Electronic Publications  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
11.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Publications
Color slides
Ephemera
Posters
Pamphlets
Brochures
Date:
1922
1922-2000
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00847
See more items in:
Publications 1922-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Print and Electronic Publications]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226185

Ruel Pardee Tolman papers

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954  Search this
Names:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome, 1863-1930  Search this
Ferris, Stephen James, 1835-1915  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Harlan, Roma C., 1912-  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Washington D.C. -- Photographs
Date:
1887-1958
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; index card files; books; pages from a notebook; artwork; notes and diagrams; and printed material.
Correspondence with Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1927-1928, Ferris's widow, 1930-1941, and others, 1926-1945, regarding Ferris's gift to the Smithsonian Institution of his prints, paintings, miscellaneous items, and works of art by his father Stephen James Ferris. Included are photos of Mrs. Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris's studio, 1939, and his brass vessel collection; 21 letters from artist Jean Leon Gerome to Stephen James Ferris (in French, 9 with translations), 1887-1903; a letter and a postcard from Gerome to J. L. G. Ferris, 1903; notes to the Ferrises from Gerome's widow, 1904; and an invitation to Gerome's memorial service, 1904.
Pages from a notebook, circa 1940, and a sketch by Tolman; a 1929 letter from Mantle Fielding, regarding miniatures by Gilbert Stuart; and correspondence between Roma Harlan and Tolman, while Tolman was Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts.
Card files on art collections, artists, dealers, collectors, sales transactions and lost paintings; photographs, mostly 1930s, of Tolman's family, dealers, collectors, galleries, places visited, Smithsonian buildings, scenes of Washington, D.C., works of art and miscellaneous subjects; the book " The Life and Works of Edward Greene Malbone, 1777-1807" by Tolman, 1958; letters, 1910-1948 and undated; notes and diagrams about color and painting; artwork, undated and 1921-1951, including etchings, prints, watercolor sketches, many produced as Christmas cards; printed material including newspaper clippings, 1910-1952 and two exhibition catalogs, 1920 and 1924. Also included are a catalog of works, undated, by Charles Gruppe, signed by Gruppe, and the book "Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature" by Theodore Bolton, 1921, signed by Tolman. A photograph of Tolman and Bolton seated, 1950, is attached to the cover page of the book.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruel P. Tolman (1878-1954) was a museum director and printmaker in Washington, D.C. Tolman was the Director of National Collection of Fine Arts, 1946-1948.
Provenance:
Card files and some photographs donated 1979 by Thomas M. Beggs, Tolman's successor as director of NCFA. Material on reels 2677 and 3480 transferred 1981 and 1986 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Additional unmicrofilmed material transferred 2006 and 2015 from SAAM/NPG library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tolmruel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tolmruel

Joshua Charles Taylor papers

Creator:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles), 1917-1981  Search this
Names:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
20.3 Items (linear ft. (partially microfilmed))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1982
Scope and Contents:
The papers of museum director and art historian Joshua Charles Taylor, measure 20.3 linear feet and date from 1931-1982 and include biographical information, correspondence, writings, works of art, a scrpabook, photographs, teaching material and printed material. Biographical information consists of curriculum vitae, bibliographies, and a military honorable discharge certificate. Correspondence is with students and others. Writings include journals 1967, 1969, 1978-1981. Works of art consist of 12 sketchbooks and sketches by Taylor and others. A scrapbook contains programs, photographs, and clippings concerning puppet shows, musical reviews, symphony concerts, and plays, 1933, 1935-1941. Writings include notes, manuscripts, and typescripts for forewords, publications and lectures. photographs and slides are of Taylor, others and artwork. Taylor;s teaching material regards the University of Chicago and includes minutes of meetings, class lists and course outlines, and students' papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, art historian; Washington, D.C. Taylor was born in Oregon and received his B.A. from Reed College in 1939. He taught theater and served in World War II before completing his M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at Princeton. For more than twenty years he was professor of art history and humanities at the University of Chicago. In 1970 he became the director of the National Museum of American Art (then the National Collection of Fine Arts) a position he held until his death in 1981.
Provenance:
Material on reels 2228-2232 and 14 feet of unmicrofilmed material donated 1981 by Mrs. Stanley Johnson and Mrs. William Wuorinen, sisters of Joshua C. Taylor. Additional 2 feet of additional material was transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1982-1984.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Washington (D.C.)
Identifier:
AAA.tayljosh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tayljosh

National Collection of Fine Arts records relating to Alexander Archipenko

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1968
Scope and Contents:
Papers related to an exhibition of Archipenko's sculpture and graphic art organized by UCLA Art Galleries and exhibited at NCFA in 1968. Included are correspondence concerning the Archipenko estate and the exhibition; a monograph, ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO; a copy of an article, "The Terra-Cottas of Alexander Archipenko;" a bibliography and list of his works; and seven photographs of groups of sculpture in the exhibition.
Biographical / Historical:
National Collection of Fine Arts is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It's name was changed by an act of Congress to National Museum of American Art in 1980.
Provenance:
William Walker of the NCFA Library transferred this material to the Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.naticola
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-naticola

NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Elliott, Stanley B.  Search this
Guilbeau, Honore (Honore Cooke), 1907-  Search this
Extent:
21 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1972
Scope and Contents:
Records relating to a possible demonstration and exhibition of a Synchroma machine at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Correspondence is between Adelyn Breeskin and Jan Mulhert of the museum's 20th century department and inventors Stanley Elliott and Honore Guilbeau. Photographs, descriptive statements, and clippings are also included.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Collection of Fine Arts, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, changed its name through an act of Congress to the National Museum of American Art in 1980. The Syncroma machine creates constantly changing visual images using sonic inputs supplied by the artist.
Provenance:
Adelyn Breeskin represented NCFA in this gift to the Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Kinetic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Synchroma  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.naticoll
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-naticoll

Art from the Vice-President's house : sound recording

Creator:
Mondale, Joan  Search this
Names:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 Apr. 4
Scope and Contents:
A lecture, "Art from the Vice-President's House," delivered by Joan Mondale at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Donor is unspecified.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mondjoan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mondjoan

Bryant Baker papers

Creator:
Baker, Bryant, 1881-1970  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Baker, John  Search this
Baker, Robert P.  Search this
Extent:
35 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1968
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of sculpture by Bryant Baker, by his brother, Robert P. Baker, and by his father, John Baker; two photographs of Robert P. Baker; correspondence between Bryant Baker and the National Collection of Fine Arts concerning his donation of both his and his brother's works; and clippings and periodicals.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor.
Related Materials:
Bryant Baker papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Transferred 1979 from the National Collection of Fine Arts to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bakebrya
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bakebrya

Cartes de visite portraits of nineteenth century artists

Former owner:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Publisher:
William S. & Alfred Martien (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
1 Album ((176 cartes de visite photographic prints), ports., 25 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Date:
between 1856 and 1880?
Summary:
A collection of 176 cartes de visite or photographic portraits of various American, British, and European artists active during the second half of the 19th century, assembled by an unidentified previous owner and housed in a commercially-produced blank album.The photographs originate from a number of different photography studios, including Bayard & Bertall, Bingham, Matthew Brady, Carjat & Cie., H.G. DeBurlo, Disdéri, Franck, F. Joubert, McLean & Co., Mayer & Pierson, Ernst Milster, Nadar, Pierre Petit, Ch. Reutlinger, Richards, and others.
Formatted Contents note:
(from index) Edwin A. Abbey -- Oswald Achenbach -- R. Ansdell -- Baker -- E. Ball -- Jacob Barker -- F. Barrias -- Carl Becker -- E. Bellange -- L. Belly -- Bida -- C.F. Blauvelt -- Aug. Bonheur -- Rosa Bonheur -- Gustav Boulanger -- Bonnat -- I. Breton -- H. Bishing in morgue -- Cabanel -- Calame -- Compt Calix -- Frederick Church -- Leon Cogniet -- Coleman -- H. Collingwood -- F. Sidney Cooper -- F. Corbould -- Corot -- Coudon -- Samuel Cousins -- Couture -- Crukshanks -- F.B. Carpenter in morgue -- Daubigny -- Decamps -- Delacroix -- Diaz -- Doré -- Gustav Doré -- A.B. Durand -- Felix O.C. Darley in morgue -- Williams Elliott -- Sir Charles Eastlake -- J.O. Eaton in morgue -- T. Faed -- Thos. Fenimore -- Fichel -- Flandrin -- Robt Fleury -- Fracissina -- Freeman -- Pierre Edouard Frere -- Th Frere -- Wm P. Frith -- Louis Gallait -- J.L. Gerome -- J. Gilbert -- Girardet -- F. Goodall -- Rene Goubie -- Carl Haag -- James Hamilton -- Hamon -- I.D. Harding -- Joel Hart -- Wm Hazeltine -- G.P.A. Healy -- Leon Hermann -- J.C. Horsley -- Miss Hosmer -- Hoquet -- Holman Hunt -- Daniel Huntington -- Ingres -- George Inman -- John O'B. Inman -- Isabey -- Ives -- David Johnson in morgue -- Kaulback -- Kinsett - Knaus -- Daniel R. Knight -- George Lance -- Sir E. Landseer -- La Farge? -- Lavoie -- John Leech -- Lessing or Lossing -- E. Leutze -- Le Clear in morgue -- D. Maclise -- E. Meissionier -- L. Mignot -- Millais -- Montalant -- Edward Moran -- S.F.B. Morse -- Wm S. Mount -- Moyer -- C.L. Muller -- Mulready -- McDonald in morgue -- Thomas Moran in morgue -- Mary Nimmo Moran in morgue -- Edward Moran in morgue -- Norton -- J.C. Nichel in morgue -- Overbeck -- Page -- Palmer -- "Pawn Shops" by Waugh -- Rembrandt Peale -- George Platt -- Hiram Powers -- W.H. Powell in morgue -- Thos. B. Read -- Mrs Richards? -- F. DeBerg Richards -- Wm T. Richards -- Gustave Richter -- Rinehart -- D. Roberts -- Rogers -- P. Roth? -- Peter F. Rothermel -- Rousseau -- Ruskin -- Christian Schussele -- E. Signol -- Simmons -- Russell Smith -- Miss E. Stebbins -- Alfred Stevens -- Joseph Stevens -- Story -- Thomas Sully -- Tissot -- Constantine Tryon -- Unknown -- Horace Vernet -- Verbekhoven -- Vernier -- Vibert -- Samuel B. Waugh -- Waugh's "The Pawn Shop" -- Paul Weber -- Philip Weber? -- F.C. Welch -- Worthington Whittredge -- F. Williams -- Winterhalten -- Arnold Wittkamp -- Abraham Woodside -- Zamacois -- Ziem.
General note:
Title devised by cataloger.
Added title transcribed from gilt- and black-printed t.p., which reads: Photograph album, Philadelphia, Wm. S. & A. Martien. The publishing house of Wm. S. & A. Martien was active between 1856 and 1864, although some of the portraits may date from either before or after that period.
An index (handwritten on forms printed in gold, [4] leaves) is inserted at the front of the volume, following the title leaf. Most of the photographs also have handwritten captions.
The title and index leaves have decorative borders.
The album leaves have four double-sided rounded rectangular openings, each measuring 8 x 5 cm., cut into laminated sheets of paperboard, with triple gilt borders printed around each opening.
Some brief newsclippings (obituaries) and biographical citations about the subjects are tipped- or laid-in.
Local Notes:
AAPGRB copy 39088015006646 has stamp on verso of t.p.: Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts.

AAPGRB copy has a later black buckram "NCFA" binding with gilt-lettered spine and all edges gilt.
Topic:
Carte de visite photographs -- Catalogs  Search this
Visiting cards -- Catalogs  Search this
Artists -- Portraits -- Catalogs  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-AAPG.N40.P57
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-aapg-n40-p57

Joshua Charles Taylor papers, 1931-1982

Creator:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles),, 1917-1981  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles),, 1917-1981  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208716
AAA_collcode_tayljosh
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208716

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